The top secret Cobra Mist project. An Anglo American Cold War collaboration in experimental over the horizon radar based on an isolated windswept shingle spit off the Suffolk Coast.
Harpur Hill is now home to the UK Health and Safety Executive Laboratories, but was formerly a World War II bomb store, RAF 28 MU Harpur Hill. Its an interesting site to say the least.
A former chemical weapons factory in the UK producing pyro and mustard gas which later played a role in the development of the worlds first atomic bomb and whose huge underground storage tunnels were once considered as a location to store the nations gold reserves in times of war.
Take a virtual tour of RAF Ventnor Chain Home Radar Station on the Isle of Wight as it is today.
Spurn head is a 3 mile peninsula in the Humber Estuary with significant wartime history.
A rare visit to the R3 ROTOR Bunker, the surface R12 building and the remaining, but decommissioned, type 85 radar at RAF Neatishead which is still operational, but was scaled down to a RRH (remote radar head) in 2004.
Not the usual sort of video we produce but this thing is awesome. The worlds largest aircraft takes to the sky for its first flight. Capable of saying up in the air for more than two weeks at a time, or carrying 10 tonnes of load and it probably uses less fuel than my land rover.
Parc lead mine – a wet cold and rapidly deteriorating place that was the location of the Bidston Tidal Experiment which aimed to measure the tilt of the coastline due to the movement of the tides.
Even with favourable tides it still takes an hour from land to reach these isolated monsters which protected London against the Nazi bombs and rockets of World War II. They are now abandoned and unused, rusting in the water 6 miles from the coast around the Thames Estuary.
A former ordnance storage facility next to the now-abandoned Cambridge-Bedford railway line is now used as a radio astronomy site.
The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory’s one mile radio telescope, gazing back to the earliest days of the universe since 1964.
The former RAF and USAF base at Greenham Common, including the GAMA compound that housed the mobile nuclear cruise missiles during the 80’s and early 90’s.
Built in 1940 for RAF Bomber command and later home to the United States Army Air Forces bomber operations against Nazi Germany.
Now partially derelict and abandoned.
The War an Peace Revival held in 2013 for the first time at Folkestone Race Course, organised by Rex Cadman and Barbara Shea.
A video of Maen Offeren Slate Quarry above the North Wales town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It depicts the quarry’s gradual decline both underground and on the surface using video and photographs collected over the last 10 years.
In amongst these roads that go nowhere, buildings that were never built and street lights that waited patiently to light the businesses that never came there is a secret……